Commander Quack and a Fun Week

Last week was a great week. Grandma Meier came to get some more dental work done. It wasn't so much of an "arts and crafts" week like it was last time she was here because of the amount of time spent in Cameron's dental chair. But we still managed to make two more pairs of PJ bottoms, some bracelets, and Landon's "Commander Quack" costume for his 1st grade play.

This is the best picture I got of Landon during his play. This was the opening song. After that he had to stand on the risers and ended up behind the curtain for the rest of the play. If we tilted our heads we could catch glimpses of him during some of the songs. Too bad. Finally, Cameron stood on the side and could see him well. Each set of "animals" had there own song so I just sat there waiting for the "ducks" to do their song. Apparently, though, the ducks were the only "animals" that didn't get to do their own song. Landon, did a great job, though - at least the few times I caught glimpses of him - he was smiling and singing and doing the actions!
Landon named himself "Comander Quack". I got a picture of him with his "feather gun" in his class room after the play.
He LOVED wearing his costume. It even had duck feet that he wore over his shoes. The costume turned out great.

After a great week with Grandma I promised the kids I'd do something fun with them after we dropped her off at the airport. Since we were in Denver I couldn't resist a quick trip to Nordstrom. After walking around the mall, playing at the play place, and lunch. We were all too tired for the museum we had talked about going to. So we decided to stop at Build-A-Bear instead. After Austin chose his stuffed puppy (he named him Land-o) he said, "that was WAY better than I thought it would be!" Landon was excited that his "High School Musical" bear (he named him "Fire Fox") came with a necklace. And since the HSM shirts were on sale for a dollar they both got a T-shirt for their new stuffed friends. Okay, so it wasn't intellectually stimulating like the museum would've been but who cares? We had fun stuffing, dressing, and naming bears and dogs. Can't beat that, right?!

St. Patty's day was fun too. Cameron was leaving for Atlanta so I wanted to have a fun dinner before he left. Green Fruit salad, green "leprechaun bread sticks" and Cheddar Broccoli soup is what was on the menu. The kids loved the green bread sticks. Austin was sad in this picture because I told him to move the bread stick away from his face. He wanted it in the picture. I guess I should have let him - it would have been better than the frown!


[S Rizzle] said...

girl, post your recipes! you know we LOVE your cooking and miss it terribly. Now.

Steph said...

That soup looks way good, I totally need the recipe! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm excited to hear where you guys will be living in the fall. I hope it's close! We miss you. See you in a couple weeks!

Trinette McCrary said...

Cute costume!! Yummy dinner!! Great family!! Hey, can you be my mother??

Andrea said...

Yummy dinner- I wish we could have come over! I miss hanging out with you guys a lot! We are going to be in CO for 3 days over Easter weekend... :)

Colleen said...

The costume did turn out wonderful! Landon looks fab!